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Susan,

Daniel wrote as someone with a scientific background, and you didn't get it.

If you had been sitting beneath an apple tree, and an apple had fallen on your head, you would have said "coincidence," and that would have been the end of it. Just a coincidence--mental fantasy.

I call that dismissive debunking.

Not Sir Isaac Newton:

[www.independent.co.uk]

If you had been a physics student in a physics lab, you would have learned how scientists study such coincidences by doing experiments with the Atwood Machine:

[www.youtube.com]

this allows the scientist to carry out experiments to test the hypothesis, knowing that the assumptions are wrong. For example, there will be friction in the Atwood machine. So, the investigator will find ways to reduce violations of the assumptions--for example, greasing the rope or oiling the pulley. As errors are reduced, performance gets closer and closer to the hypothesis.

Psychphysicists like Fechner replaced the Atwood machine with a human being, and made predictions on how human sensory systems would process perceived differences in weight, brightness, or sound, leading to Fechner's law.

[www.appstate.edu]

What's interesting is that both Newton's and Fechner's laws can be studied with the Atwood machine.

Ray



See where that "coincidence" led, when subject to experimental testing?

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Re: synchronicity explained? 349 Eddie Larry 28-Sep-18 20:37
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Re: synchronicity explained? 356 Susan Doris 29-Sep-18 05:40
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Re: The statistics of synchronicities--in science 330 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 19:32
Questions on synchronicities and statistical science 350 PB Bytes 30-Sep-18 18:13
Some possibilities 333 drrayeye 01-Oct-18 09:53
Deconstructing one sync. 349 PB Bytes 01-Oct-18 18:08
Re: Deconstructing one sync. 328 drrayeye 01-Oct-18 19:09
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Re: Deconstructing one sync. 343 drrayeye 02-Oct-18 00:41
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a study of coincidences 345 drrayeye 03-Oct-18 13:24
Re: a study of coincidences 325 Susan Doris 03-Oct-18 15:25
Your scepticism antennae 338 drrayeye 03-Oct-18 19:33
Re: Framing.. Research design 347 PB Bytes 03-Oct-18 16:16
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Re: Framing.. Research design 343 Susan Doris 04-Oct-18 17:07
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true randomness 344 drrayeye 04-Oct-18 17:53
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a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 341 drrayeye 29-Sep-18 21:28
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 347 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 05:06
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Re: I didn't write this post for you, 338 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 13:47
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 349 drrayeye 30-Sep-18 08:50
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 343 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 10:27
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 353 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 14:07
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 345 Susan Doris 30-Sep-18 15:10
Re: a scientific alternative to dismissive debunking 344 Eddie Larry 30-Sep-18 17:09
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